Exercise #5: 18-year-old boy found dead in park

The body of an 18-year-old student from St Hugh’s college was found in Kooroogool park yesterday.

Two St Hugh’s students discovered the boys‘ body in the park as they walked home from school.

Senior Constable Tony Douglas could not comment on the cause of the death.

“However, at this stage I can say there does not appear to be any evidence of foul play,” Mr Douglas said.

He said police were unable to confirm the identity of the person.

Rosita Lomas, mother of the 18-year-old boy, is known in the community for her charity work, her husband Alan Lomas is the mayor.

Mrs Lomas said she didn’t know why this has happened.

“The answers have gone to the grace with him. We’ll never know,” she said.

“Carl was a good boy, a wonderful human being,” Mrs Lomas said.

The Lomas‘ family lost their other son two years ago in a car accident.

Suicide is a prominent public health concern. Over a five year period from 2009 to 2013, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) the average number of suicide deaths per year was 2,461.

The ABS also published in 2013 about 75 percent of people who died by suicide were males and 25 percent were females.

If you think about ending your life, please don’t hesitate to look for help. For teenagers in Australia, call Convenant House NineLine, 1-800-999-9999 or go online and read this: http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/. You can also send an anonymous e-mail “The Samaritans”: [email protected]. They can provide confidential emotional support.

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